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#598 of 3104 The New Corolla Sheetmetal
Nov 29, 2006 (4:05 pm)
Wow - I like the looks of this.
More stylish and elegant than the current US Version, but without the "weird" factor of the new Honda Civic and the new Nissan Altima.
I just hope Toyota does a similar update of the interior: I was just checking out the new Elantra today as an option for my 2000 Sonata. While the new Elantra is truly a very nice car . . . there is something about it that leaves me a bit cold: the new Elantra is just a bit TOO generic.
The Civic and Altima, with the oddball shifters blocking some of the dash controls as well as some of the strange design features, are starting to enter the "too weird" zone of design for me.
Well, not too much longer and we'll see for ourselves how this new Corolla fares!
Nov 29, 2006 (4:06 pm)
Oh - and the look strikes me a hell of a lot like "wee Camry."
That seems a consistent theme with Toyota for the last two body styles: the Corolla, side-by-side with a Camry, looks like Camry's official little brother.
Not that such consistent brand design is bad!
#600 of 3104 Re: The New Corolla Sheetmetal [sonatabean]
Nov 30, 2006 (10:42 am)
I think the Nissan you mean is the Sentra. No worries, and I'm not ragging, just trying to avoid confusion. Also, you should be able to see a good glimpse of the Corolla's interior in via the link about a dozen to two dozen postings back.
#601 of 3104 Re: The New Corolla Sheetmetal [alpha01]
Nov 30, 2006 (3:20 pm)
Actually, Alpha, I do mean the Sentra: I was in that very 2007 vehicle in the dealer's lot and the "transmission stick thing" stuck out from an ovoid pod in direct line of the climate control panel.
#603 of 3104 Re: New Photos 2008 COROLLA [mark63]
Dec 02, 2006 (1:47 pm)
Mark if that info is correct I will eat the first one off the line. The body might be accurate but there is no V6 Corolla. Pulleeeze. From everything others who are at the plant's have posted in other forums there is no 2.0L either.
You seem just to be trying to make yourself important. But be realistic. V6 Corolla?
#604 of 3104 Re: yeah, but.... [nippononly]
Dec 02, 2006 (1:50 pm)
that precious youth market is going to leave Toyota even more...
You forget that the average buyer in the youth market lacks something the "30-to-40-something" crowd has.
And to what do I refer? What do the kiddies lack?
Money. They have precious little of the stuff.
In fact, the kiddies who buy in the Toyota-Scion class generally get their money from folks in that "30-to-40-something" crowd because we, the folks with the money, are their blasted PARENTS.
The kids with the big money - the ones who go and buy their own cars - are buying Lexus convertibles and BMW roadsters, NOT Corollas or XAs.
There is, after all, a damn good reason some Scions start at 13 or 14 K whereas the "real cars" cost more.
Granted, I'm of the school where the first car is "used car" and the kid gets to slave at a min-wage job to pay for it, thus learning a vehicle like "Convertible Bently Coupe" is only served up for people like Paris Hilton . . . and even Paris Hilton has to show a bit of T&A to get that much lovin on wheels.
#605 of 3104 Re: New Photos 2008 COROLLA [kdhspyder]
Dec 02, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Even the body might not be accurate. I've seen some of those "artist renderings" before and it looks more like a Photoshopped Yaris.
#606 of 3104 Re: New Photos 2008 COROLLA [jaxs1]
Dec 02, 2006 (2:16 pm)
I don't believe any of that information, quite frankly. A 150 horse 2.0L is about the only piece thats plausible, though I think even if the engine is that powerful, Toyota would downrate it intentionally until the Camry adopts the new engine family or Dual VVTi... or ANYTHING... to bump output up above 158 from the 2.4L.
The styling of the 'uncovered' pic looks photoshopped, and WAAAAYYY TOOO Yaris. It would make much for sense for Toyota to make the next Corolla look like a shrunken, 7/8ths Camry than a Super size me Yaris.
And a V6 in the Corolla line? I dont think so. Maybe a new XLE version or something, but a V6? Toyota is so not radical enough to do that.
#607 of 3104 Re: New Photos 2008 COROLLA [alpha01]
Dec 02, 2006 (7:04 pm)
Toyota does have the 1AZ-FSE which is 2.0 L and puts out 155 horses (JIS). It's used in the JDM Premio/Allion, and matches very well with the CVT. I just cannot see Toyota using it in the Corolla, however. Then again, I have been wrong before. But V6? NFW.